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Table 8 Comparison of surgical outcomes, postoperative recovery and postoperative complications in Subgroup analysis for total gastrectomy

From: Laparoscopic gastrectomy in obese gastric cancer patients: a comparative study with non-obese patients and evaluation of difference in laparoscopic methods

Variable Non-obese Obese
LATG(n = 249) TLTG(n = 137) P value LATG(n = 59) TLTG(n = 41) P value
Operation time (min) 236.4 ± 32.8 233.1 ± 26.8 0.32 251.4 ± 34.5 241.5 ± 20.7 0.10
Blood loss (mL) 124.7 ± 42.1 120.5 ± 32.7 0.28 159.2 ± 38.2 137.6 ± 26.7 <0.01
Number of RLN 34.5 ± 11.1 36.8 ± 10.1 0.04 36.7 ± 8.5 36.8 ± 5.2 0.96
Time to first flatus (d) 3.4 ± 0.8 3.3 ± 0.7 0.21 3.9 ± 0.8 3.5 ± 0.9 0.04
Time to starting diet (d) 4.4 ± 0.9 4.4 ± 1.5 0.96 4.9 ± 0.8 4.6 ± 1.2 0.15
Postoperative hospital stay (d) 9.5 ± 2.9 9.3 ± 2.1 0.55 10.1 ± 3.0 9.3 ± 1.6 0.15
Overall complications (%) 30 (12.0) 19 (13.9) 0.61 8 (13.6) 5 (12.2) 0.84
Anastomotic leakage (%) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.7)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Anastomotic stricture (%) 3 (1.2) 3 (2.2)   0 (0.0) 0(0.0)  
Anastomotic bleeding (%) 3 (1.2) 2 (1.5)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Intracorporeal hemorrhage (%) 3 (1.2) 1 (0.7)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Abdominal abscess (%) 3 (1.2) 3 (2.2)   1 (1.7) 1 (2.4)  
Stasis (%) 2 (0.8) 2 (1.5)   2 (3.4) 1 (2.4)  
Pancreatic leakage (%) 3 (1.2) 2 (1.5)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Ileus (%) 2 (0.8) 1 (0.7)   1 (1.7) 1 (2.4)  
Lymphorrhea (%) 4 (1.6) 1 (0.7)   1 (1.7) 0 (0.0)  
Wound infection (%) 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0)   2 (3.4) 1 (2.4)  
Others (%) 5 (2.0) 3 (2.2)   1 (1.7) 1 (2.4)  
  1. LATG laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy, TLTG totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy, RLN Regional lymph nodes